Why and How We Worship

We believe that the worship of God is our highest calling and greatest privilege in life.

The word “worship” refers to the “worthship” of God to be loved, adored, and obeyed.

Worship encompasses all of life (see Romans 12).

We must worship God in our work, our play, and our ministry to others.

To worship God means to seek His glory and honor; to brag on Him before the world.

The Scriptures command the gathering of believers for public worship:
~To call on the Name of God together (see Psalms 148-150)
~To be instructed and taught from God’s Word (see Hebrews 5:11-14)
~To be trained in the work of ministry (see Ephesians 4:11-16)
~To use one’s gifts (see I Corinthians 12-14)
~To serve one another (see Romans 12: 9-21; Hebrews 13)
~For wise and godly discipline (see Acts 20:25-28; I Corinthians 5:1-5)
~For baptism “into” the Name of our Triune God (see Matthew 28:19)
~For participation in the Lord’s Supper (see I Corinthians 11)

Worship, at its core, is the response to God’s mercies (Romans 12:1).

Christian worship involves the worship of our Triune God (see Matthew 28:19).

Christian worship involves the pursuit of loving community (see Acts 2:42-47).

Christian worship is the place where the Gospel, the “good news” of the Kingdom of God is to be proclaimed for the building up of the believer and for the salvation of the unbeliever. For this reason the proclamation of the gospel must be clear and understandable to give opportunity for praise and repentance (see I Corinthians 14).

Personal and corporate worship is truly all about LOVING GOD WITH ALL OF ONE’S HEART, SOUL, MIND, AND STRENGTH, AND LOVING ONE’S NEIGHBOR AS HE/SHE LOVES ONE’S SELF.